01/23/13 - 10:24am
Mr. Bill Smith, Assembly Member, resorted to the frequently used technique of expressing “phony outrage” when encountering criticism to his point of view. This is meant to immediately neutralize and then suppress any further opposition. Unfortunately in modern discourse this works all too well. A better approach for Mr. Smith is to challenge Mr. Wolf and demand that he produce evidence that there is “undue” influence by the Kenai Watershed Forum on public policy. After all, it is a prohibition for non-profit organizations (such as the watershed forum) to lobby public agencies.